Monday, December 1, 2014

Rare Early Day Photo of Penrose

This rare picture of early Penrose shows how barren and empty the land was until most of the area came under cultivation.  The Penrose church is on the right in the far distance, the Penrose school is on the left.  Somewhere there is a picture of a school class at the Penrose school but I couldn't find it this morning.


Elizabeth said...

And, oh, those gummy, muddy roads - and the clay-based much that stuck to our shoes and everything else. Do you suppose that was Grandpa Wasden in the buggy?

Steve Blood said...

It's hard to believe that anyone found it suitable to live there. First time I ever saw the picture without the cottonwoods and Chinese elms. I would have gone to North Dakota.

Ann said...

You have been busy. This is an important photo to have as part of our collection. Great post.